Tag Libraries

Fivedot turns a casino into a public library

01-03-2021

Fivedot turns a casino into a public library

Kent Panther Lake Library in Kent, Washington, designed by Seattle-based collaborative architecture and design studio Fivedot, turns a casino, which took from the local community, into a library, that gives back to the community, bringing new cultural and intellectual stimuli.

Wutopia Lab’s Satori Harbor Library in Guangzhou

26-02-2021

Wutopia Lab’s Satori Harbor Library in Guangzhou

The Satori Harbor Library in Guangzhou, designed by Chinese studio Wutopia Lab, is located inside Vipshop’s headquarters. The library reveals the complex mechanism of the world by creating an abstract harbour city in which readers can wander among the books finding moments of enlightenment and deliverance.

Dietrich Untertrifaller: New Dornbirn public library

13-01-2021

Dietrich Untertrifaller: New Dornbirn public library

After winning the competition for a new public library in Dornbirn, Austria, Dietrich Untertrifaller has constructed a round pavilion with a unique façade covered with “books”. Inside the building are flexible spaces designed for digital education and for readers of all ages.

The Best of Livegreenblog Sustainable Architecture 2020

31-12-2020

The Best of Livegreenblog Sustainable Architecture 2020

We saw many cases of sustainable architecture in 2020, including offices, libraries, houses, pavilions and schools. Whether they adopt new technologies or opt for traditional solutions, the results are always aesthetically pleasing, and it all keeps down the impact of the building industry on our planet.

Chapuis Royer Architectures Multimedia library Montbonnot Saint-Martin

16-12-2020

Chapuis Royer Architectures Multimedia library Montbonnot Saint-Martin

The multimedia library and cultural centre designed by Chapuis Royer Architectures in Montbonnot Saint-Martin, near Grenoble, France, revitalises the historic 13th-century priory of Saint-Martin. Concrete and corten steel are the materials the architects use to work on the site, which is a particularly complicated one in terms of its topography and wealth of existing historic and architectural constructions. The result is thorough restoration of these existing constructions with a new, boldly contemporary expansion that fits harmoniously into its surroundings and establishes a dialogue between the new, the old and the natural landscape around them.

A steel and glass addition to RDHA’s bookless library

02-10-2020

A steel and glass addition to RDHA’s bookless library

A bookless library created out of the merger of a nineteenth-century building with a contemporary construction.

Snøhetta selected as winner of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Competition

25-09-2020

Snøhetta selected as winner of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Competition

A design that mitigates the impact of the wind and of other climatic factors, a library to be constructed using local and renewable materials, yet setting new standards of sustainability thanks to sophisticated systems for controlling and managing energy consumption: these are some of the key elements which allowed the Snøhetta architecture studio to win the international design competition for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in the city of Medora, in North Dakota.

Springdale Library by RDHA incorporates photosensitive components in the glass facade

04-09-2020

Springdale Library by RDHA incorporates photosensitive components in the glass facade

Library incorporates photosensitive technical components in its glass facade

Henning Larsen Architects unveils its design for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library

31-08-2020

Henning Larsen Architects unveils its design for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library

The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation shortlisted three architects practices, Henning Larsen, Snøhetta and Studio Gang, for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library project in Medora. Henning Larsen Architects recently presented its design inspired by the landscape of the Badlands region in North Dakota. The rugged landscape, with its buttes, had deep significance for former American President, Theodore Roosevelt. The winning design will be announced at the end of September 2020.

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